On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:44:01 +0000, Prefer fixing than tossing
Sounds like youcould have a clogged drain or one that is in the
process of clogging up. This could wind up being a dangerous condition
(e-coli etc) if not corrected quickly. If you are not proficient in
plumbing repairs, I'd call one soon.
eh, not that hard to pull the screen and clean the mung out of the bottom.
Make sure your kitchen sink is draining freely as well. If it's not,
you'll get poor drainage from the dishwasher. If you're required to
have an air gap in your area that's when you'll get spill over from
that, but they don't seem to be common anymore - usually the hose is
just run with a high spot.
When I went to the real appliance store to get something for the DW I
asked the guy if there was anything that he recommended that worked
better than just a vinegar solution to clean out a slightly dirty
dishwasher (a few stains, some caked on reside from powdered detergent)
he recommended a product called "Dishwasher Magic" run through on
sani-cycle, it seemed to work well. Unfortunately the sani-cycle on
this dishwasher is no joke, the little upturned bottle of stuff actually
melted to the silverware rack, fortunately I was able to pick it off.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Didn't know that. Although I guess I have to keep my air gap as
long as I have the same Dwasher?
The OP hasn't said yet if he has a problem draining or how bad it is,
and I'm not at all saying this is the OP's problem. But your
paragraph reminds me. I once had a dishwasher that wouldn't drain.
The sink drained fine. I disconnected the dishwasher hose
underneath and checked the pump. Plenty of water poured on the floor
so that worked fine. I reamed out the hose to the sink and found
nothing, or maybe I blew into it and it seemed fine. I checked the
hose from the air gap to the garbage disposal and it seemed fine.
That left the air gap, which I took apart. It looked okay to me, but
I did find a small chicken bone in it, the little bone that parallels
the drumstick. It was vertical. I took it out and the dishwasher
worked fine! I still don't know how the air gap works or how the bone
interfered with it.
replying to Nate Nagel , Prefer fixing than tossing wrote:
Thanks for the advice, I cleaned what I could with bicarbonate, vinegar and hot
water, but cannot open the slotted protective casing at the bottom..... If the
problem continues, I may need to call a service person.
On Monday, July 29, 2013 4:44:01 PM UTC-5, Prefer fixing than tossing wrote
ned and dirty after washing. Dishes are clean though. Any idea what the cau
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I would wipe down the interior with naptha and scouring powder and then run
a full cycle with whatever non-foaming dishwasher soap I could find.
On Monday, July 29, 2013 2:44:01 PM UTC-7, Prefer fixing than tossing wrote
My dishwasher repair man said it is due to hard water. Happened to me afte
r several years of no problem. Solution: "Lemi Shine" Machine Cleaner ava
ilable at Wal Mart and I presume (haven't looked) in other outlets in the
cleaner section. Absolutely amazing. Dunno what is in it but one dose and
my machine was back to show room clean again. I bought two boxes of it and
have only used that one dose so far after several years.
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